[maemo-developers] Maemo extras repository package uploader/maintainer verification?

From: Eero Tamminen eero.tamminen at nokia.com
Date: Fri Jan 22 14:44:56 EET 2010

ext Jeremiah Foster wrote:
> On Jan 22, 2010, at 11:49 AM, Eero Tamminen wrote:
>> I was recently notified that in extras repository some package for
>> which I've been marked as maintainer, was causing an SSU (testing)
>> issue.
>> However, I hadn't uploaded that package.
>> The package was from SDK tools repository were I was the correct contact
>> person for that package.  The package in Extras had the same version,
>> but not the same size i.e. it was modified (or at least different).
>> What checks there are in place to verify that the package uploader and
>> the package maintainer field (shown to people who install the packages)
>> match?
> I think Niels has a check for that in the QA software he has written,
> in fact, I am certain of it. :) This check does not currently default
> to stopping the incorrect uploader / maintainer from uploading the package.
> It is possible to change this behavior and I think in the future this check
> will default to stopping package uploads that do not have the correct
> maintainer information.
> Unfortunately, people do not change the maintainer field of the packages
> they upload very often, this is a big problem.

Sorry, I didn't understand this.  If one is the principal maintainer
(uploads the package often), why putting one's name to the maintainer
field is a big problem?

> But stopping everyone without warning is not the solution. I think we
> will move towards stricter testing however in the near future, but final
> decisions should be discussed with Niels.

There needs to be some way to contact people who have uploaded
problematic packages to the repository.  How that works now?

	- Eero
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